Unique opportunity to acquire one of the oldest houses in the historic hamlet Saifores, less than 1 hour from the airport and only 10 min to the best beaches. Build a boutique hotel with a SPA and views of the vineyards … or create your dream home with plenty of space for your creative work.
This is a property consisting of the main building of 343 m2 distributed over three floors. On the ground floor is a welcoming central hall, a large kitchen with the typical Catalan fireplace, two rooms, and plenty of space for storage. Behind the kitchen is a large space with double ceiling height and separate access to the exterior. There is even a wine cave carved out of the rock! A beautifully shaped staircase leads from the central hall up to the first floor where four generous bedrooms and a bathroom are surrounding a large central hall. The attic, perhaps the treasure of the building, is a large open space with good ceiling height, bathing in a romantic soft light from the many windows. From up here, the views are fantastic!
On the backside of the main building, there is a former stable with a 90 m2 sunny patio, ideal to convert into a chic SPA. Just behind the patio is a large water deposit that can be converted into a pool with a view. Moreover, on the surrounding land of more than 3.000 m2 is a 170 m2 stone building with tall ceiling height, used as a garage for wagons and later for tractors. Thanks to the elevated situation of the property, several meters above the surrounding land, the views overlooking the vineyards and the valley are beautiful. The location, on the outskirt of the hamlet, gives privacy, yet you are part of the community.
Saifores is a hamlet belonging to the township of Banyeres del Penedès, located in the district of Baix Penedès in the Tarragona region. The area is known for its rich and varied cultural offerings. Each village organizes several public street parties, including wine, gastronomy, and folklore traditions like the human towers, fire dances, etc.
Saifores and the surrounding areas have a long and exciting history. There have been findings from the Iberian culture, and the Roman heritage is present in various architectural monuments. The earliest documents mentioning the township of Banyeres del Penedès are dating back to the year 938, listing it as a property of the Monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallès.
Surrounded by vineyards and almond orchards and wedged between the Mediterranean and the coastal range, Saifores makes a perfect home base for lovers of the countryside, nature, and an active lifestyle. An extensive network of well-marked paths for hiking and biking is spread out across the area and connecting the villages. Don´t be surprised if you meet the local shepherd and his sheep along the path! The sheep are helping to clean the landscape from bushes, and they assist producers of ecological wines in keeping the vineyards free from weeds.
In just 10 minutes by car (10 km), you reach the golden beaches of Costa Daurada, with wide sandy beaches, long seaside promenades, exquisite restaurants, and cozy cafés, and plenty of shopping.
Nearby, only 2 min by car (2 km), is the larger village Llorenç del Penedès, where you find restaurants, bars, a grocery store, and small shops, a pharmacy, banks, and the typical village cooperative winery. Llorenç is an active village, organizing many cultural events over the year, like wine fairs and the typical Catalan “fire runs” with dragons and little devils dancing in the streets. Of course, food, wine, and music are always present on these occasions.
El Vendrell, the capital of the Baix Penedès district, has an even more extensive offer of amenities and has an old town that is nice to visit. Also, here is where you have your nearest train station. In El Vendrell, you find most of the medical and dental services you need. The hospital, Hospital El Vendrell, located only 4 min from Saifores, is a fully equipped emergency hospital. No less than 17 medical specialties are serving. There is also a radiology department, seven different surgical specialties, rehabilitation, and sports medicine. On the outskirts of the town are several supermarkets, like Lidl and Aldi.
The house is connected to the public grid for water and electricity. The village has optic fiber internet so the house can easily be connected.
El Vendrell. 6 min (5,6 km)
Sitges – 28 min
Barcelona airport – 45 min
Barcelona city – 60 min by car (70 km). 1,5 hr by train (El Vendrell – Barcelona)
Tarragona city – 30 min (40 km)
AVE station Tarragona – 30 min
Beach, San Salvador – 10 min
Hospital del Vendrell (Santa Tecla) – 4 min
Wine districts in the near surroundings: D.O Penedès, D.O Cava, D.O Conca de Barberà, D.O Tarragona, D.O.Q Priorat, D.O Montsant.